Garnet's name is derived from the Middle English "gernet" and is named after the pomegranate, which shares the same deep red. Garnets are found world wide, with some varieties specific to certain regions.
Garnets come in a multitude of colors including: green, yellow, orange, red, plum, brown and shades in between. Garnets are also found in color change varieties and even a very rare blue.
The following gemstones are members of the Garnet family: Almandine, Pyrope, Rhodolite, Tsavorite, Spessartite, Hessonite and Demantoid. Rated at 6.5-7.5, garnet is suitable for most jewelry.